Mexican & TexMex

Brisket Breakfast Tacos

March 2, 2013
Breakfast Brisket Tacos

A couple of slices of leftover brisket? Leftover pico de gallo? Half an avocado? Eggs? Congratulations – you’ve got all the fixins necessary for a breakfast taco worthy of celebrating Texas Independence Day today! And perfectly enough, this weekend is totally Frito Pie weather here in southeast Texas. Although it’s almost never not the perfect [...]

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Eggs Benedict con Queso

February 26, 2013
Eggs Benedict con Queso

Hi, my name is– Queso! QUESO!! KAY-SOOOO!!!! That’s kind of what happens when we go to Austin. We stop by the original Kerbey Lane Cafe at least once… a day. And before the server can even get his or her name out, my husband is already reaching for his tranquilizer gun. So maybe it’s not [...]

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Chicken Enchiladas con Queso

February 17, 2013
Enchiladas con Queso

If there are any guarantees when going out to dinner with me, it’s that I’ll order chips & queso if it’s on the menu. And that I’ll be full before my second of three margaritas makes it to the table. (But I’ll still find room for those fajitas because I always do. And then spend [...]

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Tequila con Queso. (Queso con Tequila?)

February 13, 2013
Queso Fundido al Tequila

Yes. Yes I did. Tequila and melted cheese. Those are like two of the greatest things ever invented. Possibly THE two greatest things. But then we have to deal with where to rank Trader Joe’s Sweet & Salty & Nutty Trek Mix and goat cheese and then we’re just gonna get bogged down in the [...]

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Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

January 21, 2013
Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

“You always have to make things so complicated. Open a jar, pour it out, and just leave it alone for once.” That’s only a small portion of the rant my sister emailed me – we get along fabulously She asked for my “favorite green enchilada sauce.” So I sent it to her. And it’s a [...]

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Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos

October 10, 2012
Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos

What do you call these? In most of the restaurants that we frequent here in southeast Texas, they’re called “flautas” and might be made with either corn or flour tortillas. On the freezer aisle, they’re called “taquitos” and I’ve only seen them made with corn tortillas. The internet seems to loves “taquito.” Whatever you call [...]

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Orange Margarita

October 3, 2012
Orange Margarita

An orange margarita. A Mimosarita? Either way, it’s what happens when you run short on limes and your toddler’s last molar has sucked enough of your will to live to make running to the grocery store seem like being asked to hurdle the Grand Canyon. In a pencil skirt. But we haven’t been overly dramatic [...]

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Hatch Chile con Queso

August 14, 2012
Hatch Chile con Queso

Hatch chiles are back! For a few short weeks in August, you’ll find large roasters stationed outside our favorite grocery store chain, with the smell of the charred New Mexican peppers in the air. They’ll roast and bag up hundreds of pounds of hatch chiles… And then, just like that, they’ll be gone. I picked [...]

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